Tana Hoban exhibit open at USM

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Famed photographer and children's book author, the late Tana Hoban is having her work featured at the Southern Miss Art Museum this summer.

Hoban's daughter, Miela Ford is participating and spoke about her mother's photography at an exhibit reception on June sixteenth.

Tana Hoban was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she went to art school. Her pictures were later featured in fashion and news magazines.

The photographer also published over two dozen children's books during her career.

Hoban's life work was donated by Miela Ford to the De Grummond Children's Literature Collection at Southern Miss.

Ford said, "Well I think that she wanted to see the simplicity of things and that she felt that the less adorned things were, the more they explained the situation."

The exhibition on Hoban's work is being featured at the Southern Miss Art Museum through August twenty fifth.

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